TO } AUGUST 15, 1911. SILVER JUBILEE OF REV. BERNARD STRASSMAI- ER, 0. S. B. FORT YATES. N. D. accomplishments in vocal and \ ed to the doors. The church had instrumental music, drills, reci- j been newly decorated and paint- On Tuesday, June 20, Rev. Bernard Strassmaier, O. S. B,, Superior of the Standing Rock Indian Mission, residing at Fort Yates, N. D. celebrated the 25th anniversary or Silver Jubi- lee of his first Mass and ordina- tion to the priesthood, which was for him also at the same time the Silver Jubilee of his missionary life among the Sioux Indians, as he was sent from his monastery, the Bene- dictine Abbey at Conception Mis- souri, to the Dakotas shortly af- ter his ordination, in the year 1886. Fr. Bernard's missionary labors were however not con- fined to the Indians' country, but extended over the counties of Campbell, Walworth and Mc- Pherson in South Dakota and Emmons, Mcintosh and Logan counties in North Dakota all on the eastside of the Missouri Riv- er, whilst the Standing Rock re- servation is situated on the west side. Most of the parishes and missions of the above named counties owe their foundation di- rectly or indirectly to Fr. Bern- ard and his fellow-missionaries among the Indians. During the week, beginning with Monday, June 19, Ft. Yates was a scene of many social and impressive church events. Invi- tations had been extended to all the friends of Father Bernard to be present at the jubilee excer- cises to be held on Tuesday, June 20th, that being the date of his first Mass 25 years ago. The guests arrived on Monday, and in the evening they attended an excellent entertainment given by the pupils of the large Indian Boarding School at the Agency in honor of the jubilarian — The parents of the children, all resi- dents of the Agency, the visiting friends, Sisters and priests and the Rt. Rev. Bishop Vincent Wehrle of Bismarck, N. D. were present at these exercises. The program was well selected, and the ability of the scholars was well demonstrated by the various exhibitions of their tations and dialogues. They gave certainly a very pleasing and in- teresting entertainment which reflected great credit on the painstaking care and instruction and training given them by Supt. E. C. Witzleben and the Bene- dictine Sisters and the civil ser- vice teachers and employees con- nected with the school. Tuesday Morning the Rt. Rev. Bishop Wehrle, who honored the occasion by his presence, was ac- companied to the church by the clergy and the people and child- ren. Fr. Bernard celebrated Solemn High Mass in presence of the Bishop, assisted dy Rev. Joseph ed, and presented a very pleas- ing appearance. After Confirma- tion a solemn procession was formed to the cemetery, where the Bishop blessed the crucifix- ion group which has recently been placed at the entrance to the cemetery. This group of statu- ary is a beautiful and impressive sight, and typifies the spirit of progressiveness which has al- ways been displayed by Fr. Bernard. It is valued at $350, 00. This Catholic cemetery at Fort Yates is well kept and is a beau- tiful and inviting place. Fr. Bernard has labored hard and has spent much money to make the cemetery a beautiful Sen ell of Herreid, S. D. as as- spot -as he also takes special sistant Priest, Rev. Clemens pride in having the church and Dimpfl, O. S. B. of Mandan, N. D. as Deacon, Rev. Nicolas Dahl- manns, of Aberdeen, S. D. as Subdeacon, and Rev. Francis priesthouse and all the mission buildings in and outside of Fort Yates in good condition. At dinner a purse of $60-00 Gerschwyler, O, S. B. of Shields, ' was presented to the Jubilarian N. D. as master of ceremonies, by Fr Dahlmanns in the name of Revs. John Frei, of Lemmon, S. the priests and the Bishop. Fr. D. and Martin Kernel, O. S. B. of Dahlmanns gave expression in Bismarck, N. D. assisted the well chosen words what pleasure Bishop at the throne Rev. Am- and encouragement it always brose Bucher, O. S. B. of Fort gave him in toe past, whenever Yates, presided at the organ and he meD Fr. Bernard on their mis- directed the choir, and had also sionary trips, when both were charge of most of the exterior doing pioneer work in this new preparations and arrangements country. A beautifully worked of the celebration. Rev, Bede Stola and Bursa were offered to Marty, O. S. B. of St. Benedict's Fr. Bernard by tne Sisters as a Mission. S. D. was in charge of faithful and grateful acknowl- those to be confirmed — children edgment for his untiring efforts and adults — to the number of (90) in their behalf. Ven. Sister Sera- ninety. I phim. M. Superior, and all the Fr. Martin preached in Sioux Sisters are deserving of the best and English on the high signifi- thanks of all, for entertaining cance of the Silver Juoilee of a the guests and doing all in their priest and the priestly and mis-, power to make the celebration a sionary work done within that success, period. Also the visiting Sisters from The Bishop had also the kind- Bismarck presented some beau- ness to address the people with tif ul and useful pieces of work a few remarks, in which he very for the occasion, fittingly described the character ', In the afternoon a meetng of and the faithful work of Fr. the Catholic Foresters in charge Bernard as a true priest accord- of their founder and organizor & ing to the heart of God. After chief Ranger, Louis Endres and Mass the Sacrament of confirma- of the members of St. Joseph's tion was administered and a full and St. Mary's Societies and instruction given on the nature other Catholic Societies was held and effects of that Sacrament. ! in the Societies' meeting house Regardless of the intense heat at which time a purse of $168-32 the spacious church was crowd- was presented to Fr. Bernard. This represented the donations of residents of the reservation ir- respective of church affiliations, nationality and color. Speeches were held by Major Carignan. Louis Endres, Chief John Grass. Standing Soldier and others. Addresses were also made by Bishop Wehrle. Fathers Bernard, Dahlmanns and Ambrose. Later in the day the visiting Sisters Eustachia and Marietta of the Bimarck St. Alexius Hospital, and Apollonia, Amata, and Syl- via of the Bismarck St. Mary's Parochial School and Fathers Clemens of Mandan and Martin of Bismarck were entertained at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Good- rich. They were assisted by Mrs. A. D. Anderson of Bismarck, who also helped in various ways to make the jubilee celebration successful. It was a great en- joyable day for everybody. Oa Friday evening, June 23d, the residents of the Agency met in social conclave at the Agency hall to extend to Fr. Bernard a special expression of their high esteem and regard for him. The following excellent program of speeches, music and recitations was rendered. — Address — Rev Father Martin Kenel, O. S. B. Music (piano) Mrs. and Miss Endres. Address: Supt. E. C. Witzleben. Jubilee Greetings — Master Hen- ry Goodrich. Violin and Piano: Miss L. Fiske and Mr. Fiske. Recitation: Miss Hermina Witzleben. Address: Major J. Hamilton,. U. S. Indian Agent. Piano Solo; Miss Jean Witz- leben Address: Rev. Father Ambrose, O. S. B. Address: Rev. Father Bernard O. S. B. Grand finale chorus, all sweet singers participating. Letters of congratulation were read from Mgr. D. Falconio, Apostolic Delegate at Washing- ton- D. C, who sent to the Jubi- larian his special blessing — other letters were from Rev. Wm. H. Ketcham. Director of the Catho- lic Bureau of Indian Missions, Washington, D. C. also one from Col. Jas. McLaughlin. U. S. In- dian Agent. Mrs. Cramsie, wife of one of [.our former Agents, Major W. J. Cramsie of St Paul, Minn., had also written a most AUGUST 15. 1911. beautiful and encouraging letter testifying to Fr. Bernard's un- selfish sacrificial life for the be T nefit of the Indians ? nd Wnites entrusted to his pastoral care ' during the period of a quarter of a century. Daring the evening, towards the close of the reception, Fr. Bernard was presented with a handsome silver chalice, the gift of Mrs. James McLaughlin, and a life sized portrait of himself from Mr. Frank R,. Fiske, the popular artist and photographer. The utmost harmony prevailed, and many expressions of good wiil were exchanged between the missionaries and the repre- sentatives of the Government. The speakers of the evening voiced in convincing words the love and respect which all reser- vation people hold for Fr.. Ber- nard. They told of the trials and sacrifices which were made by him during the twenty five (25) years of his work and of his Mr. Jacob Strassniaier, who is a brother of Fr. Bernard, came from Eugene City, Oregon, to attend the jubilee. On Tuesday June 27th they both departed for his western home, where Fr. Bernard will spend a few weeks of, a well earned vacation, and visit his aged father, whom he has not seen since the latters ar- rival in this coantry four (4)years ago. IKCEWICASTA ECEN SINA- SAPA WICORAN ECONPI KIN. (Catholic Indian Missions.) Rev. Father Ketcham Ikcewi- cast i ■ B.aasapa tawicoran awan- yake sin omaka 1910 ohnayan wayuotanin, qa owicoran waste- ste wanjigji Tunkansina tamaka en Dakota sinasapa onpi kin on woyaka. Tunkansina tamaka kin en iKcewicasta (300,000) kekto- pawinge opawinge yamni onpi, qa de etanhan (61,456) kektopa- pi ecee tuka he wanna erpeyapi. Protestant obepi kin iyokipipi sni, wicoran owasin iyakiyecen ecawicakiconpi tuka. Hecen dehan wayawa si ~ssapa opapi kin detanhan Protestants omniciye opapi kte sni, qa Pro- testants wowahokonkiye naron- pi kte sni. Nakun de isanpa Father Ketch- am tunkansinayanpi en rtanipi kin, qa wakiconza opapi kin owa- sin ociwasteya qa tanyan okiya- pi; tuka.iyotan Tunkansinayanpi Taft wasagwicaye kta wacinwi- cakiyuza keya. Toxa St. Josehh Qa St. Mary Okodakiciye Opapi Kik.han Taku Awacin Unpi Kta. Ocanku marpiya iyahdeya kin maya, inyan oju qa omani sica, qa tonana ohnatuka wowiyuskin oihanke wanica iyahde. Qa hen oihanke wanin woozikiye unyu- hapi kta. Maka akan unnisikapi waniyazankapi, qa nicakijapi, canpi qa ninagipi tanyan on kta qa token maka akan tanyan ya- onpi qa winoni onman kin ekta nakun tanyan yaanpi kte cin he- na iwoyahdakapi kta. Qa wowa- onsida ayeciyuhapi qa wahokon- yeciciyapi kta, oyeciyapi kta, hecen witaya dapi kinhan taku wanji onspe wacannipi kta. To- keca maka akan waon he? Ma- ka akan waon kin he Wakantan- ka sdonwaye kte, wastewadake kta, anawagoptan kta; hecen wi- coni unman kin ekta kici iyuskin- yan waon kta; he tokaheya on- nispepi kte cin ee. Ho hecen to- kaheya Wakantanka sdonyapi, tawacin, tawokonze, qa Catholic Church taku onspe wicakiye cin hena onspeniciciyapi kta. Taku ota onnispepi kta iyecece cin ota nahanrci sdonyayapi sni. Wita- ya dapi kinhan yecigepi kte sni, aiyeciyapi kte sni, tuwe tokeca oran odakapi kte sni, is tuwena canze yeciyapi kte sni; witaya dapi- kinhan canzeyeciyapi kta on dapi sni. Hehan inayajinpi qa taku waste ecanon;)! keya woya- way which left no room for doubt in the minds of his hearers as to his sincerity. The hall was de- corated with boughs of trees and numerous plants and much fur- niture, and was well lighted with gas lights, and perhaps never presented a more pleasing aspect before. The Committee on de- coration deserves great credit for their efforts. They were Messrs. Davidson and Driscoll. and the Misses Robinson and Miller of the Agency School. The numbers 1886 1911 were much in evideuce and appeared to good advantage. Refreshments were served by the ladies and the luncheon was a grand example and exhibition of their abilities in culinary arts. The rest of the evening was spent in card playing and other amusements. Besides honoring Fr. Bernard the guests certainly thoroughly enjoyed themselves and so it was a most complete and satisfactory affair all around. All very heartily regrtted that Fr. Bernard's Superior. Rt. Rev. Abbot . Frowin of Conception. Mo. could not be Dresent. casipi i37 iKee wicasta ecen ka- gapi qa ecen sinasapa wicasta wakan 164 onpi, qa wicanagi awanyakapi, qa tipiwakan 249 yuhapi. Wayawa otitanka 55, qa tiyatanhan wayawapi 8 henake- ca yuhapi. Brothers sunkawi- cayapi 72, qa winyan wakan 373 henakeca wayawa ti kin en wa- onspekiyapi. Mission school en Dakota siceca (5000) kektopawin- ge zapttn iye owicakiyapi qa wa- onspewicakiyapi. Qa Tunkan- sina woonspe ecen Dakota sice- ca sinasapa opapi kin (6000) ke- ktopawinge sakpe onpi qa apa sinasapa wanyake sni onpi. Omaka kin econhan tankapi kin (760) opawinge sakowin sam wi- kcemna sakpe, qa siceca kin 3,136 kektopawinge yamni sanpa opa- winge wanji sanpa wikcemna ya- mni sanpa sakpe denakeca mini- awicakastanpi. Dehantu kin Ikcewicasta ate- yapi kin Valentine woope kage qa tunkansina woonspe en siceca sinasapa opa onpi kin hena iye wocekiye tawapi en token okihi skanpi kta iyowinwicakiye. he- cen de waste itokam taku woce- kiye kes owasin en opewicakiya- kiksuyapo. Tohan ainiyapi qa sicaya nicu- wapi kinhan wiyuskinpi qa nina cante waste po! Marpiya ekta nicanptapi kta. Taku sica on itkom taku sica econpi sni po, tuka itkopatanhan wayawastepo! De woonspe kin Jesus oiye qa oranye cin on onspeunkiyapi, qa tohan maka kin de akan ni un- yakonpi kinhan de onspeunkici- ciyapi kta; neon etanhan wicasta qa winyan wastepi okodakiciye icicagapi qa maka akan Jesus woonspe wan unkahipi kin on- speiciciyapi; neon etanhan tona okodakiciye de en opapi kin ti- wahe wanjipidan iyecen qa taku- kiciyapi rce cin iyecen wasteki- cidapi kta. qa onsikiciclapi kta. St. Peter taku eye cin anago- ptan po! "Owasin cante wanji- dan hduwitaya onsikicida po. hunkawanjikiciyapi kin iyecen wastekicidapo, waonsidapo qa wacantkiya po!" Owasin ecen ecanonpi kinhan okodakiciye kin iyopte kta qa ecen ecanonpi sni kinhan, kun hde kta qa sanpa wanisakapi kte sni. Omniciye ca witaya yaupi kin token nitan- wastedake ca anpetu waste wan- yaka cin kinhan, iye ceji kin ta- kn sica en yeye kte sni, qa iha kin wohnaye takudan ie kte sni." Wacintankapi kin he wojupisu pa rinca, tuka waskuyeca skuya icarya ecee. Wicasta witkotkoka cante kin i kin en yanke, tuka wicasta ksapa i kin he cante kin ekta yanke. Tuwe cinca waonspekiye sni kin he wanmaonpi onspekiya. TEHIYA KTE, Wheeler. Wis. Aug. 3, Edward McMurchie kte. pejiyuhinta. Unkan ordateya hinrpaya qa sunkakan nape, qa mazayuhinte pestona kin on wasteyena yupo- ta qa yazan on ta. ISTINMA MANI. New York Aug. 3. — Hoksina wan Jno McClean eciyapi, wani- yetu 13 oistinma mani qa ojan- janhdepi wan etanhan iyaya, qa he wankan tipi isakpe etanhan kun hiyu, sihaiyutapi 100 wan- kantuya, onkini ni kta.